After Demosthenes: The Politics of Early Hellenistic Athens by Andrew J. Bayliss PDF

By Andrew J. Bayliss

ISBN-10: 1441111514

ISBN-13: 9781441111517

ISBN-10: 1441184961

ISBN-13: 9781441184962

This quantity demanding situations preconceptions of Athenian politics and background. It units out to illustrate that the commonly got view that Hellenistic Athens and her political leaders have been significantly various from their Classical opposite numbers is essentially mistaken. via a re-assessment of the interior politics of Hellenistic Athens, either by way of its key associations and its political leaders, After Demosthenes offers a accomplished research of Athenian political lifestyles from 322-262 BC. Drawing on literary and epigraphic facts the ebook identifies those that participated within the governing of Athens, and their factors for doing so, and redefines the character of Athenian political ideology within the procedure. The major political figures, each one of whom will be pointed out with a specific ideological standpoint, are explored in a chain of biographical stories. studying the highbrow origins of contemporary scholarly feedback of democracy within the Athens of this era, this quantity indicates how the politics of scholarly discourse have distorted smooth perspectives of Hellenistic Athens.

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